Phloeophila pleurothallopsis (Kraenzl.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001 Photo by Orchid Website

Another Flower?

Another View? Photo courtesy of Joseph Dougerty

Full shadeWarm to Hot Fall

Common Name The Pleurothallis-Like Phloeophila

Flower Size 1/5" [5 mm]

Found in Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia as a miniature epiphyte in cloud forests at elevations of 200 to 1800 meters with short ramicauls enveloped basally by 2 tubular sheaths carrying a single, elliptical, acute leaf that is cuneate into the petiole and blooms in the fall on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the ramicaul with the flower held near the leaf base.

CAUTION The first photo is absolutely correct for Luer's drawing in Icones and the other 2 photos are what is sold as P pleurothallopsis

Synonyms Cryptophoranthus auriculatus Garay 1970; *Cryptophoranthus pleurothallopsis Kraenzl. 1925; Ophidion pleurothallopsis (Kraenzl.) Luer 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 as Cryptophoranthus pleurothallopsis drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Cryptophoranthus pleurothallopsis drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 1991 photo ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Phloeophila pleurothallopsis; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 43/3 2001 as Ophidion pleurothallopsis drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 4 Dodson 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 drawing good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok;

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